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Hi, My name is ***** ***** I have over 30 years experience repairing vehicles. ASE Certified Master Auto Technician I am confident we can fix this together. Can you tell me if this is a single OHC (overhead cam) 2.4 or a DOHC Dual Overhead Cam) or get me the 8th digit of your VIN. also when you removed the cover to replace your spark plugs what color was the plastic cover that has your spark plug wires hooked to it?
The short boots hook to a plastic cover that has the coils inside it. Those are considered plug wires. sorry for any confusion.
When you removed the top to replace the spark plugs do you remember if the cover was white or black?
I would take a spray bottle with water in it and spray a fine mist of water while the vehicle is running as good as you can under the cover without removing it. Not too much water just a mist. It would probably help to have someone inside car with vehicle in drive and brake depressed giving it just a little gas and see if you can make the miss get worse. I am suspecting one of your plug wire boots and/or your cover is cracked allowing spark to escape.
Yes its possible from the back side of engine. If you cannot get it in there you can remove the cover and look at the plastic part. If it is black it more than likely is bad. If it is white look for some apparent burn marks on it.